Christmas & Winter Season in Tallinn, Estonia
Countdown for the holidays has begun! If you are wondering what the merry season has to offer in the enchanting medieval Estonian capital of Tallinn, wait no more. Here is all the information you need to know about the festive period.
If unsure of where to go and what to see, come take an entertaining private walking tour just like a local would with one of our wonderful Tallinn tour guides on our Winter Walking Tour in Old Town and learn about the secret legends, ghost stories and everyday quirks of the people of Estonia. We will also not leave you with frosty toes on a chilly day, but warm up the inside with a delicious mulled wine & pastry break during the tour.
Tallinn’s Medieval Old Town takes on an especially magical quality in winter as a fresh powdering of snow covers its rooftops, and candles fill its cobblestone lanes with a flickering glow.
Though the nights may be dark, winter is when you’ll find Tallinn at its most enchanting. From skating at the Old Town’s outdoor ice rink to enjoying a cup of mulled wine in a cosy café – every day brings new delights! December brings high spirits and festive moods to Tallinn’s medieval churches, shops and of course, the world-famous Christmas Market at the Town Hall square. Regardless of whether its snowing or reminiscent of autumnal temperatures, the market is full of life, selling everything from knitwear to traditional Estonian Christmas food.
From as early as November, visitors can come and make Christmas wishes under the lush Christmas tree towering in Town Hall square. The Christmas tree of Tallinn always has a story to tell, because it is chosen each year through a contest that sees spruce trees all over Estonia competing for the honor. The tree will be lit with candles on the first advent.
Come and experience Tallinn’s winter full of magic!
During the most wonderful time of the year, Tallinn hosts many Christmas markets around the city.
Aside the most famous Christmas Market on Town Hall Square, there are many other wonderful markets and fairs in various districts of Tallinn.
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